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Posted by: from Scarborough
3/3/2011 at 8:49:16 PM

How do you frame an unfinished basement for drop ceiling?

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Enrico from Olivo Contracting in Toronto
Date/Time3/4/2011 at 1:58:41 AM

Hi Kevin,

You'd want to frame and drywall first from floor to ceiling (bottom of floor joist), then do the drop ceiling. Given, of course, that you finish your walls properly ie. insulate, frame, etc.

Good luck with your project.


Enrico Olivo

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Date/Time3/4/2011 at 7:14:00 AM

As per the previous post if you intend to frame your basement, you would do this first and then the L channel is attached to the studding. However if you do not intend to frame your basement, you can either install the L channel directly to concrete or a more preferable way would be to attach strapping to the wall to be used a backing for the L channel.


Kingsway Construction Inc.

Glenn Rosborough

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Date/Time3/12/2011 at 3:04:11 AM

Wait Theres more Kevin, As per previous posts you should also frame and drywall bulk heads around beams or any dropped mechanical before the dropped ceiling.

Good luck

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